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Everyone knows it costs money to hire new employees: An open position has to be advertised, interviews have to be held, backgrounds have to be checked and all paperwork associated with this has to be filled out. The actual cost of a hire varies, based on job level and hiring methods, but every employer can… Read more »

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Locating the proper talent, whether for temporary or long-term needs, is not a simple undertaking. While there are numerous resources accessible to help organizations source and hire talent, recruitment agencies are still critical to the strategies of many companies. Whether you are regularly hiring for different jobs or trying to find specialized talent, there is… Read more »

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Companies aren’t legally required to give employees time off for federal or state holidays. In fact, an employer can mandate that workers come in on Christmas Day, Thanksgiving or other traditional holidays. However, many employers do give employees these days off from work and many companies actually give their workers extra time off. For instance,… Read more »

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As a company leader, you have to handle different tasks in order to make sure your workplace functions smoothly, and one of the most challenging responsibilities is conflict resolution. Conflict is unavoidable in any workplace. Regardless of why tensions arise, the issues must be addressed through decisive leadership and mediation. Below are a handful of… Read more »

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Keeping it together during the holiday season is difficult enough as a business leader without the added pressure of managing employee vacation time. If they are not handled correctly, however, holiday vacations may keep a company from delivering to customers and trigger internal strife. Fortunately, holiday scheduling and staffing doesn’t need to be a massive… Read more »

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A promotion is not only good for staff members, it is also beneficial for the company and its leaders: When a business promotes internally, it supports the morale of all staff members; boosting productivity and ultimately, profitability. Internal promotions also help increase employee retention and serve to groom future leaders. Employees are much more likely… Read more »

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Cornerstone Ranked on the Following Book of Lists: Largest East Bay Women-Owned Businesses, Largest Bay Area Staffing Firms, and 100 Largest Bay Area Women-Owned Businesses   Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, a national staffing firm that delivers high-quality workforce management solutions, recently received three awards for its revenue and staffing services in the Bay Area business community. Cornerstone… Read more »

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The nature of a temporary position puts a barrier between these workers and full-time staff, and if your company wants to get the most out of its temporary workforce, it should make every effort to include temporary employees in its company culture. Including temporary employees in the culture makes sense on the most basic level…. Read more »

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  By Steven R. Drexel, President and CEO of the Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc. family of companies As an Economist and seasoned staffing industry professional, I’m regularly asked to participate in several monthly surveys and discussions that predict key elements of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (“BLS”) press release describing The Employment Situation.  The next… Read more »

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Many Michigan companies are dealing with talent shortages right now, due in large part to record low unemployment rates. But while there may not be a lot of people actively looking for work, passive candidates can be a solution to a company’s labor issues. Passive candidates are people who are currently employed, possibly by your… Read more »